Europe: Since the COVID-19 situation in Belgium has been worst again in the previous month, all major indicators have again decreased. The number of people admitted to the health care centre because of the virus has dropped below 80 for the first time since mid-June.
An average of 78.1 patients suffering from Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals per day over the previous seven days. There was an 18 percent decrease, as per the figures shared by the Sciensano Institute of Public Health on Tuesday morning.
This only includes the number of individuals admitted to the health and wellness centre because of the infection. A total of 1,105 people in the hospital in Belgium were affected by the virus on Monday, and the number of people being treated in the intensive care unit decreased to 71. This number does not include patients admitted with a different condition who later tested positive.
Moreover, an average of 1,704 new daily infections were identified between 13 and 19 August, which has decreased to 21 percent from the previous seven days.
The average number of tests that have been taken every day has been dropped to 7,700, while the positivity rate dropped to 24.6 percent, which means that the percentage was slightly fewer than one in four tests with a positive result.
On the other hand, an average number of 8.9 Covid-19 patients died each day over the previous seven days, there was a 7 percent decrease, while the total number of deaths in Belgium since the beginning of the pandemic is 32,463. This includes people who died of another cause but who were infected, meaning it is an overestimate of Covid-19 deaths.
As of Saturday, almost 9.1 million individuals are fully vaccinated, 89 percent of Belgium’s adult population and 78 percent of the total population.